1/1/21 Second Chance Christmas releases today in ebook format (and print on Jan 12th). It's the third book in my Turtleback Beach series for Harlequin Heartwarming. Check out book 1, Almost a Bride, and book 2, Caught by the Sheriff on my book page. This series is a must for dog and beach lovers!

5/7/19 The Twin Test is a 2018 National Reader's Choice Award finalist in the Contemporary Series category!

1/1/19 The first book in my new series for Harlequin Heartwarming is already up for preorder! Almost a Bride (book 1, Turtleback Beach) will release June 2019.

12/31/18 - 1/1/19 Release Day for The Marine's Return! Print release on New Year's Eve and ebook release on New Year's Day.

9/26/18 The Marine's Return, book 6 (and the final book) in my From Kenya, With Love series is available for pre-order! Release dates are Dec 31, 2018 for paperback and Jan 1, 2019 for ebook format. Isn't this what happens when twins are born in different years lol? Anyway, I hope you enjoy this final book of the series. Stay tuned for the first book of my next series due out this summer!

5/3/18 The Twin Test, book 5 in my From Kenya, With Love series just released in ebook format on May 1st and will be available in paperback May 8th. You can pre-order now if you haven't already! I'm currently working on book 6, which will be the last book in this series. Tentative release month for book 6 is January 2019.

12/1/17 Celebrating the release of my 5th book milestone for Harlequin with Every Serengeti Sunrise! This includes my novella in the A Heartwarming Thanksgiving anthology (also linked to my Kenya series).

11/25/17 Grand Finale for Every Serengeti Sunrise tour. See link for reviews, tour posts etc...HERE

11/21/17 'From Kenya, With Love' is one of the recommended series featured on the Harlequin Blog

11/3/17 Book 5 in my From Kenya, With Love series is already up for Pre-order! This is the story that follows Every Serengeti Sunrise and its title is THE TWIN TEST. No cover or blurb yet, but stay tuned...

11/3/17 Don't miss the STARRY NIGHTS & ROMANCE Facebook party hosted by the Dec Harlequin Heartwarming authors and featuring all the Oct/Nov HW authors plus 2 special guests! We're celebrating our releases with tons of fabulous prizes!

10/31/17 EVERY SERENGETI SUNRISE is one of the recommended reads featured on the Harlequin Blog!

10/26/17 Goodreads Giveaway for 1 of 2 autographed copies of EVERY SERENGETI SUNRISE. Runs Oct 26 - Nov 10, 2017. Details HERE.

10/15/17 Goodreads Giveaway for 1 of 2 autographed copies of THROUGH THE STORM. Runs Oct 15-23, 2017. Details HERE.

9/28/17 Goodreads Giveaway going on for 1 of 2 autographed copies of AFTER THE SILENCE. Runs Sept 22-Oct 9, 2017. See details and enter HERE.

9/10/17 Goodreads Giveaway going on for 1 of 2 autographed copies of THE PROMISE OF RAIN. Runs Sept 8-17, 2017. See details and enter HERE.

8/28/17 Woke up this morning and found EVERY SERENGETI SUNRISE on Amazon's Top 100 Bestselling list under Literary/Genre fiction/Animals! It reached as high as #33!

7/17/17 Book 4 in my From Kenya, With Love is available for preorder! EVERY SERENGETI SUNRISE takes place 15 years later. The kids who stole hearts in the first three books are all grown up now and struggling to find their own happily ever afters. Check it out on Amazon, BN, Harlequin or your favorite online retailer.

8/23/16 After the Silence is an Aspen Gold Award finalist for Long Contemporary!!

6/1/16 After the Silence is a 2016 Published Maggie Award for Excellence finalist in the Contemporary Short category!!

5/27/16 Check out my Prism Book Tour schedule and giveaway for the week of June 5-12:

5/20/16 I'm being interviewed at Romance Reader. Giveaway included! 

5/10/16 Through the Storm is featured on Harlequin's Romance Deals and is on sale for 50% off at Harlequin until 5/15/16 with promo code: MYRD12 when checking out at You can sign up for more deals at

3/28/16 Through the Storm is available on Netgalley for book reviewers! All reviews, the good and the bad, are very much appreciated! I hope you enjoy the story.

1/12/16 I 'adopted' a baby elephant! The incredible David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which is dedicated to rescuing elephants and other wildlife...especially from poaching tragedies...has a program in which individuals can foster one of the elephants in their care. The name of the young elephant I fostered is Quanza. Her mother and sister were both killed by poachers. You can read more about her HERE and perhaps foster an orphaned elephant yourself! DSWT is an amazing group and the work they and others do to save wildlife is inspiring. If you've read my first book, The Promise of Rain, you know how strongly I feel about this. I hope that someday poaching is eradicated. 

11/1/15 Harlequin Heartwarming celebrates Thanksgiving and fall with an entire month of FREE online short stories, numerous giveaways and more! Thrilled to be a part of the celebrations and to have my Thanksgiving short story, The Sweetheart Tree, going live on November 25th. It ties into my 'From Kenya, with Love' series but stands alone! 13 stories by 13 Harlequin Heartwarming authors and all free to giveaways and games. Don't miss it! Check the link to the Harlequin site HERE and to our Prism Book Tour and GIVEAWAYS HERE.

10/19/15 Release day for A Heartwarming Recipe and Craft Book!

10/22/15 A Heartwarming Christmas hits the USA Today Bestseller List at #81!!!

10/14/15 A Heartwarming Christmas hits #1 on the Amazon Bestseller's List!!!

10/13/15 Release day for A Heartwarming Christmas!

10/2015 The Promise of Rain won third place in the Book Buyers Best Contest!

7/23/15 The Promise of Rain won the National Reader's Choice Award for Best First Book!

7/13/15 Just found out that The Promise of Rain is also a finalist for the 2015 Book Buyer's Best award for Contemporary Series Romance! I'll find out if it ends up in 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in October. From there, the 1st pl books in each category are entered in the Top Pick award...

6/13/15 The Promise of Rain gets a 2015 HOLT Medallion Award of Merit for Best Book by a Virginia Author and is a 2015 Golden Quill Award Runner Up for Sweet Traditional!

5/12/15 The Promise of Rain, book 1 in my 'From Kenya, with Love' series, is a:

2014 National Reader's Choice Award double-finalist for Best First Book and Contemporary Series

2015 HOLT Medallion finalist for Best Book by a Virginia Author and...

2015 Golden Quill Award finalist for the Sweet Traditional category!!

3/24/15 I'm at the Harlequin Blog talking about The Hot in Heartwarming Heroes. Come visit!

3/10/15 After the Silence is being featured at New Release Novels!

3/7/15 I'm being interviewed for Sit Down Saturday at the Harlequin Heartwarming Authors blog!

3/5/15 I'm being interviewed at the Romance Reader blog today and giving away one Kindle copy of After the Silence

2/12/15 - 2/25/15 I'm running a Goodreads Giveaway for 3 signed copies of After the Silence. Open internationally!

2/14/15 Happy Valentine's Day! I'm taking part in @HarlequinBooks #blinddatewithabook on Twitter. Find me @RulaSinara. I left my wrapped book at a coffee shop owned by two lovely sisters :). Happy Valentine's Day to the person who finds it!

2/14/15 - 2/20/15 I'm at Free Book Friday with an interview and giveaway!

2/9/15 - 2/22/15 After the Silence is going on a pre-release tour with Prism Book Tours (click to see a recap and links to all my tour posts). Winners announced on release day, March 1st. Prizes include books, swag and a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

2/4/15 - 2/21/15 Check out the Love is in the Air Blog Hop! You could win a copy of The Promise of Rain!

11/2014 After the Silence, Book 2 in my Harlequin Heartwarming series, releasing March 1, 2015 and is available for pre-order now!

7/22/14 - 7/26/14 I'm headed to RWA Nationals 2014 in San Antonio! Come visit me at the Reader's For Life Literacy Autographing open to the public on July 23rd, or if you're attending the meeting, be sure to say hello if you spot me :)!

7/21/14 I'm giving away 'Secrets to Synopsis Writing' at Kelly Steel's Chasing Happy Ever After blog!

7/21/14 Guest post on 'Muse Jogging Alternatives' and a giveaway at Romance Book Paradise.

4/17/14 I'm being interviewed by the lovely Kate James!

4/9/14 I'm at Revising & Editing talking about 'A Writer's Hindsight and the Secret that Sold'.

3/25/14 I'm at Romance Book Haven with a giveaway!

2/1/2014 Release month in the UK (Mills and Boon) for The Promise of Rain AND I'll be featured in an article in Harlequin's Feb edition of Simply Books Magazine!

1/30/14 Guest post at The Pink Heart Society on setting the scene.

1/17/14 Guest author at Harlequin's sytycwSOLD! blog talking about breaking fear.

1/17/14 Guest author at The Chocolate Box talking about the Harlequin Heartwarming line.

1/13/14 I'll be a guest at Under the Tiki Hut with a giveaway.

1/11/14 I'll be interviewed at the Heartwarming Authors blog

1/10/14 I'll be at Pebble In The Still Waters with an interview

1/6/14 I'll be at The Hot Pink Typewriter with an interview and giveaway

1/5/14 I'm on USAToday HEA's list of 'Brrrrrilliant! Newer Contemporaries to warm you up'

1/4/14 - 1/10/14 I'll be at Free Book Friday with an interview and giveaway

1/1/2014 I'm on USA Today's Happy Ever After blog with 'Three Things'!

1/1/2014 Debut Author Spotlight Interview up at Harlequin's online community.

1/1/14 I'll be ringing in the New Year with the official release of my debut The Promise of Rain!

12/30/13 Guest author at Me, My Muse and I: Wishing For Rain

12/3/13-12/24/13 My very first Goodreads Giveaway! I'm giving away 5 copies of The Promise of Rain.

12/10/13 I'm on Twitter! 

6/20/13 My Call Story is up at USA Today's Happy Ever After Blog! You can check it out HERE.

6/4/13 My Call Story at A Writer's Rush: HERE.

5/31/13 I got The Call!